This course is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of surface transportation-related procurements and contracts. Topics span the entire project cycle, including planning and needs assessment, concept of operations, pre-qualification and qualification of contractors, tendering or RFP process, proper use and management of consultants and contractors, the importance of mid and long term strategic planning, procurement negotiation, best practices in project supervision, completing projects on time and on budget, the role of technical specifications and standards, as well as the critical importance of ethics.

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of senior government officials and private sector contractors in fast-growing economies who are involved in the design, development and operation of complex highway projects. Instructors are drawn from both the public and private sectors of countries well-recognized for superior highway project management. Topics include planning and needs assessment, business-government relations, management and construction under fixed and tight deadlines, contingency planning, financial considerations, and outsourcing.

This 5-day course is designed to provide delegates with an opportunity to learn contemporary theory and market practices in road construction supervision, increase their understanding of the strategic role construction plays in the project delivery lifecycle, explore practical examples and case studies, and learn a dependable project delivery methodology to use for their projects. The course will provide key methods, tools, and techniques used by best in class companies and practitioners in the construction supervision industry. The course is FIDIC focused and covers the roles and responsibilities of The Engineer, contract administration, and the dispute resolution process as prescribed by FIDIC.

This course is dedicated to preventing, detecting and addressing fraud & corruption on highway projects. Delegates will develop a comprehensive toolkit to apply financial integrity principles and detect issues of fraud throughout the lifecycle of highway construction projects and gain the knowledge to develop risk profiles for various types of transportation projects.

Many agencies have expressed the need for formalized and effective performance-based management in highway projects and public-private partnership contracts. This course presents a description of best practices and practical guidelines using detailed design-build-operate case studies with sophisticated performance management systems to determine how contractor performance is managed during operations.

This Course focuses on fundamental concepts and methods used in pavement management as well as the data collection systems required for managing pavement assets. The development of pavement performance models, treatment and budget needs, prioritization, life-cycle cost, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies, risk assessment, and impact analysis are covered in this course through case studies with hands-on applications for the implementation of pavement management systems.

This course presents best practices and state of the art methods for effective bridge maintenance, management and inspection. A major part of the course focuses on bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge management systems, needs of highways agencies, and bridge related safety and risk issues. The other part addresses best practices for bridge inspections and how to utilize new technologies that can deliver accurate results in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Big Data in transportation has taken off in recent years, and become a topic of prime importance for transportation researchers, practitioners, and government officials. This course will discuss the underlying concepts behind big data and how to effectively capture and utilize enormous volumes of information of diverse structures that cannot be analyzed using conventional relational databases and data mining techniques.

Many agencies have expressed the need for formalized and effective performance-based management in highway projects and public-private partnership contracts. This course presents a description of best practices and practical guidelines using detailed design-build-operate case studies with sophisticated performance management systems to determine how contractor performance is managed during operations.

This 3-day course follows the approved and certified APMG Public-Private Partnerships Certified Professional (CP3P) Foundation level training curriculum.  The course is comprised of 2.5 days of classroom instruction followed by administration of the APMG PPP Foundation level examination.

This 5-day course is designed to provide a high-level view of the road finance environment while exploring some of the tools, techniques and methods that drive the financial planning and analysis required for sustainable road investment program. Delegates will build their financial analysis of skills in Module 1 – Capital Budgeting and Investment Decision Making; explore various sources of public funds and applying their financial skills in a programmatic approach to road investing in Module 2 – Transportation Funding; and then learn the foundational techniques and drivers of project finance to increase their knowledge and ability to leverage private investments as a source of road funding. Delegates completing all three modules and examinations will earn an IRF Professional Certificate in Road Finance and Financial Management to demonstrate their current skillsets to project owners and investors.

This course focuses on key issues such as contract oversight, evaluating asset condition and performance measures. Participants will engage in working groups with experts who are actively involved in maintenance contracting and asset management to discuss the application of best practices under different country conditions.

The main emphasis of this course is the successful implementation of Asset Management systems to ensure that all levels of an agency are making informed decisions, both short-term and long-term, that will address deteriorating infrastructure improve the overall operational efficiency of the organization.

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